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WB gang rape case: Father of girl meets Prez, demands CBI probe

The family of the 16-year-old girl, who was gang-raped and murdered in West Bengal, on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee demanding stringent punishment for the guilty. The family members met......

I have never really felt 100 per cent American: Jhumpa Lahiri

Unlike her earlier books, which dealt with immigrant angst, Jhumpa Lahiri’s latest novel grew out of stories she heard about the Maoist movement in India, during her childhood. Arthur J Pais......

Our intellectuals are in a state of denial

After 800 odd years of Islamic and British rule, the Indian elite and intellectuals are copybook examples of the Fanon phenomenon: Living, breathing purveyors of a sordid ideology, says Jay......

End of an era in Bengali literature`

Death of Sunil Gangopadhyay marks the end of an era in Bengali literature. He, along with poet late Sakti Chattopadhyay, initiated uninhibited bohemianism in literature. A prolific novelist and......

San Diego museum showcases Nandalal Bose

The San Diego Museum of Art held an exhibition of paintings of Nandalal Bose, the great Indian painter whose major work spanned the first half of the 20th century. The paintings convey aspects of......

Saradha gone but website remains

The website has the address and contact numbers and email IDs of 69 branch offices of Saradha Group spread across West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha, Assam and New Delhi. The Saradha Group went bust over......

These hotels have a story to tell

Besides being well-known global citizens, what is common between George Bernard Shaw, Irving Stone, Barbara Cartland, Margaret Thatcher, Prince Charles and Jacqueline Onassis? They have all stayed......

Big business and the political process

In the late seventies and early eighties, it was fashionable for business and financial journalists to be mildly left. That fitted in with the prevailing political conviction of the time that Big......

Which was the first car that Ford Motor Company bu

AUTOMOBILES Which was the first car that Ford Motor Company built?According to the data release by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, car sales surged by 25 per cent in June 2004 over......

Desperately seeking Apu's room

Robert Hirschfield goes looking for the space he made his own from the moment he saw Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar (The World of Apu).'Why have you come to Kolkata?' At two in the......

Ray's son ready for Feluda again

Will filmmaker Sandip Ray's Feluda, the brilliant sleuth -- Sherlock Holmes of Bengal that his father Satyajit Ray created-- be listening to Chinese songs in Hong Kong? Foxed? Don't be. The movie......

Deepa Mehta to settle plagiarism case

It isn't easy being a novelist in an age where plagiarism runs rampant.Legendary Bengali novelist Sunil Gangopadhyay (left) was irked about five years ago when journalist Anuradha Dutt pointed out......

JCT surprise packet of the NFL

As the 11th edition of the National Football League entered the home stretch, it was quite apparent that, barring a disaster, the title was destined to go Dempo Sports Club's way. Indeed, it did,......

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Q. henry Wivian Drozio facilitated Bengal renaissance - true or false ?
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Q. Who discovered Rassgulla(bengali sweets)?
Stalin:  A. Rasgulla is a very popular cheese based, syrupy sweet dish that made its debut in Orissa[It is supposed to have been a traditional Odia dish for...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-discovered-rassgullabengali-sweets/20691670/answers/16568245

Koushik Sheet
Q. meaning of pycolone phiritis
Koushik Sheet:  A. Section-A1. Prehistoric cultures in India2. Indus Civilization. Origins. The Mature Phase: extent, society, economy and culture. Contacts with...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/meaning-of-pycolone-phiritis/16565030/answers/13710217

Q. who is the founder of brahma sahmaj ?
:  A. Founded by Raja Ram Mohan Roy in 1828, prior to his departure to England, the movement gave birth to a number of stalwarts who later brought...... more

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Honouring the dead

Depending on the culture, disposal of the dead has a host of religio-legal implications Then in my late teens, the intrigue over the... ...

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Rajarhat plot for RBU

The chief minister on Monday announced the allotment of a 10-acre plot in Rajarhat to Rabindra Bharati University so that Rabindranath Tagore's... ...

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5 things to do in Kolkata

An idle hand-pulled rickshaw infront of Kumortuli. All images by Achin Biswas Kolkata, or Calcutta, was the capital city of the British... ...

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Tapan Raychaudhuri, 1926-2014

To a young lad who left India for the first time, the winter of 1979 in Britain with wind, sleet and chill was hardly inspiring. I remember... ...

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In Praise of a Renaissance Mind

Open Essay Sunanda K Datta-Ray is the former editor of The Statesman. He is a columnist and author of several books. He is a regular... ...

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